The fountain on the West Front has been drained. Complex security plans for managing hundreds of thousands of people are being drawn up. And, most importantly, the guest of honor has been decided: President Obama.
With Obama’s re-election, hundreds of officials busily planning the 57th Presidential Inauguration have kicked it into high gear.
“Now that the election is over, we enter a new phase. It starts to get more intense now that we know who the president will be,” said Jean Parvin Bordewich, the staff director of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC).
The historic event is scheduled for Jan. 21, 2013 at the Capitol and has dozens of departments, committees, and law enforcement agencies preparing for the masses to flood the city and watch the first black president take his second oath of office.
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